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  1. Callous peeling, WTF's...just beautiful!! Couldn't have explained it better..that's perfect! You guys have a blast. We're up to the Gaspe next week. Hope to find some of your stickers around there too. Fred
  2. I have a HJC helmet. I put in regular, flat helmet speakers that are wired to my phone. Sounds good at idle/slow speed, but, can’t hear any music when cranking. Don’t get me wrong, I love the sweet sound my Apex makes, but, some tunes are nice from time to time. Does anyone know if someone makes noise canceling helmet speakers? I don’t just want to boost the volume of mine as I’d probably blow out an eardrum, but, if something would work like Bose speakers do on airplane, to cut down the sled noise and be able to hear the music that would be great. Bluetooth would be great also especially with an accessory on/off switch that you could put on the handle bars so when you stop you can shut them off when talking to riding buddies and then turn them on when you take off without opening your coat, etc. I would appreciate any advice or opinions on this. Fred
  3. I agree that road crossings were not an issue. Later in the season when the snow on the side of the road melts though, you will go through carbides. Lots of Canadians had wheels on their sleds, makes it easy on long stretches of bare road and when getting gas etc. The wheels looked very sturdy and easy to operate.
  4. Trailers/trucks are in a lock up at night, large gated area. They do have a garage for sleds, but, we were getting back late and it was usually full. We put them in the driveway of the cottage and pulled our truck in sideways to block them in. It seemed very safe, but, as we all know if they realty want them they'll find a way. The riding was good, sections of nice twisty trails through the woods, then large open areas of farmers fields. Very hilly areas mixed with flats. A couple of railroad beds/bike trails too for WOT. The riding was very varied so it wasn't just WOT all day. I've been to LSJ and it was definitely different riding, but, in a good way. Gas/food were not an issue if you planned your routes in advance. Also, the FCMQ mobile app was amazing. I mounted my Android in a waterproof case to the sled with an X mount by RAM mounts and it was super accurate, even had detours in it. At times ATV trails ran with the sled trails and the app made navigation super easy. For $3 it is very well worth the money, and in the morning if you lf you have WIFI you can see where they groomed. Phone battery would really burn fast so I would charge it whenever we stopped. It was near zero F and the phone kept working. I tried to charge it with a lighter adapter that my sled has, but, after a few minutes it would give a warning that it was too cold to charge the battery. It would last about 3 hours and everywhere we stopped was happy to charge it for me.
  5. We had a great week here. Stayed in the cottage that can easily take 5 guys. Very clean, 2 baths, kitchen, laundry. 2 minute walk to the hotel. Hotel is amazing, great staff and food. Super deluxe hot tub, sauna area outside, they give you robes, towel. For 6 beakfast and 3 dines with the room it was 91 USD/day. The manager France Limire is fantastic. trails we really great, except Tuesday evening they had sleet, rail and snow, so Wednesday during an 8 hour ride we cam across 3 sleds all day. Had to break trail but tit was fun, by Thursday everything groomed to perfection again. Highly recommends this place and if you're wife or GF sleds, this is the place to stay.
  6. We were going to Thetford Mines area 2/4 to 2/10. I think this is an agricultural area and might be effected. If the farmers union closes trails will it also effect the LSJ area? We can still change plans, any help would be appreciated. Have been to the Delta before and would be willing to do the extra driving. Fred
  7. We are staying at Manoir du Lac William 2/4 to 2/10. Does anyone know if the trail closures will effect this region? Will try and make other plans if not. ANY help would be appreciated Fred
  8. Thanks to all for your help! Fred
  9. Is the any gas between these 2 areas, looks like about 150 miles? FCMQ map didn't show any stations, but, it looks like the trail crosses a highway. Thanks, Fred
  10. Actionjack, Jack and Sandi, Thanks for the news about the app. I have been on the FMCQ site many times and never noticed it on the top of the page. It looks amazing. I have been using a Garmin with a chip for the trails, this is going to be so much easier. I have Ram mount for the GPS and will try to find a mount for my cell phone. PS. any news how the rain is effecting the Chauderie trails? Fred
  11. Jack and Sandi, Where do you find a groomer map? Online? At the hotel? Thanks!
  12. Thanks Actionjack! I couldn't find the tower on the map, this really helps. Fredsleds
  13. Hi, Does anyone have a good route to take from Manoir Lac St William (near Thetford Mines) to the Tour de Mont St Magloire? Any help in planning a day trip here would be appreciated. Fred
  14. Thanks for the advise. It seems like the best thing to do is to keep the registration in the US. Not going to get a QC drivers license.
  15. We are thinking about buying a cabin in Quebec. Spend summers there and part of the winter sledding. We're from the US and would bring our sleds and keep them in Quebec basically forever. When we replace them would buy/sell them in Quebec. So, my question is, how does one go about registering a sled from the US in Quebec. I think we would also need to get a Canadian title so that everything would be legal when you sell them.. Also, does any one know how Canadian sled insurance rates compare to the US? Thanks!!
  16. What happens in JR's stays in JR's...LOL...overall the guys were happy...especially the ones who were in Quebec for the first time! Thye couldn't believe that this was going on....
  17. 7 of us came from Pittsburgh to the HI last week....17 hour drive. The HI is a nice place to stay...clean, good staff, decent food esp breakfast. There is secure truck/trailer/sled parking. Rode to Anse st Jean, Alma, and multiple other loops. Alll trail were perfect with just a little ice in some corners. Sagueny Bill was a real pleasure to meet. Has a desk at the HI and helps you with loops, trail conditions, trail passes, resturant recs etc...a really super guy. Jsut remember that he is doing this for free and is NOT employed by the HI...a couple of the guys in my group started getting a little aggressive with their questions until they found this out....the people at the Relais on the trials were all great...especially the bartenders! JR's was a very interesting place for nitelife...a 8 minute taxi ride from the HI. Really cold up their...bring your warmest stuff to wear. Only minor complaint is that they need more secure sled parking then just around the pool....if you got in late it was almost impossible to find a spot to park if it was busy.
  18. Shane, Posts on this site and other show good conditions in St Zenon. Also the FCMQ sites is posting "good" conditions (their highest) for Shawinigato to LaTuque
  19. Great...Thank you for the coordinates....this should be a fairly easy day you know the current conditions near Motel Safari....kind of hard to tell from the FCMQ website... Thanks, Fred
  20. Shane, It would be better for us to make the run on Tuesday AM and get back Thursday....we plan on leaving Friday AM....let me know your plans...
  21. Thank you for the excellent directions!
  22. Hi to this forum...from SW PA where we are having our best winter in 10 years...tons of lake effect snow and good riding. I am going to be staying at Motel Safari for a week at the end of the month. We would like to take a ride to the Ice Hotel near Quebec City. I know how to get to trail 23 towards Quebec City, but, not really sure from there. If anyone could help with specific directions, I would appreciate it. Also, does anyone know if you can have lunch there or do you have to be staying there? If not, any recommendations for a good restaurant near by would be great. I have a GPS trail map on a Garmin, but have not used it yet. So if anyone knows the town the hotel is near I think we could find it witht he GPS. It looks like this is doable for a day trip. Thanks you so much! Fredsleds